"To me, I’m doing yoga right now because I’m present for the situation. That’s what I want to get out of it: to be present, not just with my body, but also with my heart and mind. When you join me on the island, it’s not about the one hour in the studio, it’s about the whole experience. Yoga is about taking in, as opposed to reacting immediately. "
Defined as habits with intention, rituals can serve as anchors in otherwise capricious times, which is perhaps one of the reasons Kathy Kwon has been predisposed to forming a number of her own since early childhood.
"This process of gaining clarity suddenly made me very comfortable speaking about what I do with other people. With a philosophy based on values that are important to me, and a common thread tying everything together, I started taking pride in my work in a new way. As soon as I began speaking clearly and confidently about it, the universe reacted by reflecting back what I was putting out there."